Peacock Bindery

Traditional bookbinding, Wellington, New Zealand

Recipe Book

This much-used recipe book was falling apart.   The client was happy for the a new case to be made with new boards. The book was disbound.  Paper repairs were made and the centre folds were restored to allow sewing. The book was then re-sewn on tapes.   A new case was made using new boards and red buckram.   New “chook” endpapers added a bit of whimsy.


This photo shows the sections of the book at the spine. The spine piece is coming away from the sections.


Last page and back board before repair.


Damaged pages and split book before repair.



New “chook” endpapers.


Repaired book covered in red buckram.



Susan Peacock

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32 Tinakori Road
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

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